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Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

A Waste Collection Permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit and is issued by the National Waste Collection Permits Office (NWCPO).  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years...

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When is a Waste Facility Permit Required?

A waste facility permit is a legal requirement in Ireland.   In accordance with Section 39 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a waste authorisation is required in order for any person or company to treat/store/recycle/recover or dispose of waste. Examples of activities which require a waste authorisation include:  Recycling of construction & demolition...

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Do you need a Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence

Do you need a Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence

Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be discharged from a business premise. Any business with discharges trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers requires a discharge licence. In order to apply for a...

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IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports – Due Date

IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports – Due Date

The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities. IPC/IED/Waste Licence holders must submit an Annual Environmental Report (AER) to the EPA by 31st March each year.  This is a report of the environmental performance of the activity for the previous year. The content of the AER presents a concise summary...

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Waste Collection Permit: Your Guide for Application or Renewal

Waste Collection Permit: Your Guide for Application or Renewal

A waste collection permit is required where a person or business wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.   ECOS regularly assists our clients to apply for, manage and renew their Waste Collection Permit. Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit...

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What is “Trade Effluent” and what licences are required?

Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be disposed of from a business premises to the public sewer system, surface water or groundwater. Trade effluent may contain materials such as oil, grease, nutrients,...

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How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence:  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters  Sewage effluent to waters  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers  Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...

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What is the purpose of a waste facility permit?

A waste facility permit is a legal requirement in Ireland.   In accordance with Section 39 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a waste authorisation is required in order for any person or company to conduct the treatment/storage/recycling/recovery or disposal of waste. A waste authorisation may be in the form of either: A Certificate...

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What is Required to Apply for a Waste Facility Permit?

A waste facility permit is required for any business or individual that plans to generate, store, treat, or dispose of waste. To obtain a waste facility permit, you must submit an application and meet all regulatory requirements. This article will discuss the process of getting a waste facility permit.  Contents of an application for a...

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What are the Benefits of a Waste Facility Permit?

A Waste facility permit is a legal requirement.  In accordance with Section 39 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a waste authorisation is required in order for any person or company to conduct the treatment/storage/recycling/recovery or disposal of waste. A waste authorisation may be in the form of either: A Certificate of Registration...

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